Countryfile presenter Julia Bradbury has swapped her waterproofs and wellies for beachwear and sand between her toes in an exclusive photoshoot for ! magazine. “Like any woman I love to dress up,” she tells the magazine.
“There”s a misconception that I”m always in fields and of course I spend a majority of my working life doing that. But I also love my shoes, my frocks, so this shoot was like a dream.”
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The 42-year-old presenter says that, behind the scenes, she likes to laze around.
“People would be surprised at how slobby and lazy I can be,” she says. “I actually love lying on a sun lounger because I spend my life running around doing everything and anything, so when I get to a place like that I love it. ”
Showing off the figure which has made her the walking man”s crumpet and a TV sex symbol, Julia says that motherhood has completely changed the way she views her busy career.
Her two year old son Zeph, she says, “Is the best thing that”s ever happened to me. I”m completely thrilled and overwhelmed by motherhood and I love him more and more every day.
“It”s relaxed me in some ways, and made me more anxious in others. From a career point of view, my priorities have completely changed. I love working, I need to work, but if someone says, “Do you want to go to Mongolia for six weeks” the answer is no.
Up until two years ago the answer was always yes – I thrived on the spontaneity, the variety, the constant learning process, which I still have, but everything shifts.”
To read more of the interview with Julia, including her thoughts on Prince Charles – who recently guest-edited Countryfile – why she doesn”t believe in marriage and her views on body image, pick up the latest issue of !, out now.